Which electric cars have the longest range?
Whenever electric vehicles (EVs) are the topic of conversation it's highly likely the term 'range' will be mentioned. All-electric range is the distance an electric car or van can travel on a full battery charge.
Now that electric cars have a more impressive all-electric range, to handle daily commutes or travelling around the UK for work, more people are starting to convert.
In this article we cover 11 electric cars that boast a high all-electric range.
Ford Mustang Mach-E = 379 miles
Not only does this vehicle don the legendary galloping horse emblem, that's well recognised on the Ford Mustang, it also happens to be a landmark moment for Ford as it's their first fully electric vehicle.
There are two batteries on offer in the Mustang Mach-E; a 75.7kWh lithium-ion battery or a larger 98.8kWh, which offers extended range. The maximum range this all-electric SUV can achieve on a single charge is a super impressive 379 miles; making it a strong contender to the Tesla Model S.
Choose the top-spec model and you'll be able to experience exhilarating performance, which is comparable to some sports cars. In just 5.1 seconds the Mach-E can complete the 0 to 62mph sprint, thanks to the impressive 332bhp produced by the electric motor.
Tesla Model 3 = 360 miles
Tesla are a widely recognised all-electric car manufacturer with a collection of cars that all offer an excellent all-electric range.
According to the WLTP combined cycle, the Model 3 Long Range, with dual motor all-wheel drive, can travel up to 360 miles before needing to be re-charged. This variant has the ability to reach 60mph from a standstill in a breathtaking 3.2 seconds.
Head to a Supercharger location and recharge up to 172 miles of range in a mere 15 minutes, there are over 25,000 Supercharges placed along well-travelled routes around the world.
There also a Performance model, also featuring duel motor all-wheel drive, or the rear-wheel drove Standard Range Plus.
Volkswagen ID.3 = 336 miles
This smart and attractive family hatchback has the figures to back-up Volkswagen's bold statement as the ID.3 boasts a range of up to 336 miles, with the ID.3 Pro S model.
There's an ID.3 to suit anybody with as you can choose from eight models and three battery sizes; 45kWh, 58kWh or 77kWh.
Fast charging is also an option with this 100 percent electric hatchback as you can recharge a range of up to approximately 260 miles in the 58kWh battery in just 30 minutes, when using quick charge mode with 100kW DC (direct current).
Audi Q4 e-tron = 316 miles
The Q4 e-tron is the first compact electric SUV in the Audi range. Although it's compact, you'll find it's just as spacious as its larger SUV siblings.
Two batteries and two powertrain variants are on offer; the 35 e-tron, which features a 52kWh battery with a range of up to 208 miles, or the 40 e-tron, with a larger 77kWh battery providing a range of up to 316 miles. These batteries produce 168bhp and 201bhp respectively.
Both models can be charged from five to 80 percent capacity in just 38 minutes, when using a rapid charge public station.
Nissan ARIYA = 310 miles
Encompassing some of the same desirable features you'd find in the popular LEAF, the ARIYA is a stunning all-electric coupé crossover with a luxuriously plush interior.
Capable of travelling up to 310 miles on a single charge, if you go for the two-wheel drive ARIYA with an 87kWh battery, the fully electric vehicle is on par with the Cupra Born and Volkswagen ID.4.
There's also a 63kWh battery available as well as the option of the all-wheel drive ARIYA e-4FORCE. You can even go for the 87kWh Performance model, which has a phenomenal total power output of 389bhp.
Porsche Taycan = 301 miles
Looking for an all-electric sports car? Here we have the Porsche Taycan, which manages to deliver scintillating performance without compromising on its capability to travel long-distance.
Choose the Taycan model with Performance Battery Plus to gain access to up to 301 miles of all-electric range. You also get 402bhp and launch control, which powers the electric sports car from 0 to 62mph in just 5.4 seconds.
However, if range isn't your only focus, go for the Taycan Turbo S model that can cover more ground than a 918 Spyder in the first 2.5 seconds of acceleration, from a standstill.
Instantly recognisable as a Porsche, the Taycan is the ultimate concoction of performance and everyday usability; making it a very desirable car indeed.
Hyundai Kona Electric = 300 miles
Along with sleek and unique looks, the Kona Electric is practical in terms of both spaciousness and all-electric range. Daily driving can easily be dealt with, as can longer journeys, thanks to a range of up to 300 miles.
You may be aware that due to the absence of an internal combustion engine (ICE), electric cars are almost silent whilst being driven. This creates a serene and peaceful driving experience and it doesn't contribute to noise on busy roads.
However, it could lead to a potential hazard for other road users such as cyclists or visually-impaired pedestrians. Therefore, the Kona Electric is equipped with a melodic driving sound to announce its presence on the highway.
Hyundai IONIQ 5 = 298 miles
It's clear Hyundai have a focus on developing electric cars with a range that will satisfy the needs of UK drivers as the IONIQ 5 is not far behind the Kona Electric, with an all-electric range of up to 298 miles.
Minimalistic structures and clean lines ensure the CUV (compact utility vehicle) has a refreshing design that's bold and unique. Meanwhile, the interior offers premium levels of comfort with two fully reclining relaxation seats in the front.
Adding to the environmentally-friendly vibe is the use of eco-processed leather and recycled yarn, contributing to the sustainable manufacturing processes.
HTRAC™ four-wheel drive system is also available on the IONIQ 5, improving acceleration, stability and efficiency.
Jaguar I-PACE = 292 miles
Jaguar's first all-electric car to be introduced to their range was the I-PACE, with an all-electric range of up to 292 miles.
The 100 percent electric performance SUV delivers 394bhp and 513lb ft of instant torque, it also features all-wheel drive for enhanced handling and traction. Despite its SUV proportions, the I-PACE can complete the notorious 0 to 62mph dash in just 4.8 seconds.
Featuring a highly efficient heat pump, the I-PACE can harvest heat from the outside air and electronic components of the vehicle. This is then transferred to the cabin via the heating and ventilation system; thereby reducing battery usage and maximising range.
Kia e-Niro = 282 miles
Stylish and 100 percent electric, the Kia e-Niro is a fantastic family crossover with hatchback dimensions and SUV practicality.
On a single charge the e-Niro can travel up to 282 miles before it needs plugging-in to charge, thanks to its 64kWh lithium-ion polymer battery pack.
You can experience emission-free driving in the remarkably spacious interior, whilst the 201bhp electric motor enables you to glide to your destination in an almost silent manner.
Using a 100kW rapid charger will charge both the 64kWh and smaller 39kWh batteries from 20 to 80 percent in just 40 minutes. Alternatively, you can install a wallbox at home to charge from empty to full capacity in 10 hours.
If you're not quite ready for a 100 percent electric car, the Niro is also available as a self-charging hybrid and a plug-in hybrid.
Mercedes-Benz EQA = 263 miles
Sitting proudly in the Mercedes-Benz EQ range, the EQA is a fully electric compact SUV that is capable of driving up to 263 miles on a single charge.
Showcasing many similarities with the GLA, the exterior design is typical of a Mercedes-Benz EQ vehicle and the interior is just as luxurious as you would expect from this German marque.
Charging is fast and easy with the EQA, using a wall box will charge the battery from 10 percent to full capacity in under six hours. Meanwhile, a public rapid charging station will take just 30 minutes to charge the battery from 10 to 80 percent.
Superior technology and safety features enhance the usability of this premium compact SUV, ensuring it's a suitable choice for daily driving and journeys of a further distance
Find your perfect electric car at Evans Halshaw
Searching for an electric car isn't just about looks, practicality or performance; the all-electric range is a huge contributing factor when considering a fully electric vehicle.
The cars in this article are super impressive in terms of the range they deliver, along with may other attributes too.
More and more electric cars are being released by manufacturers and the all-electric range on offer is constantly improving; at Evans Halshaw we have an extensive collection of used electric cars for you to browse if the cars above aren't to your taste.